with education , life skills & the
confidence to become self-sustaining
understand their future isn’t limited
by what they’ve experienced in their past
“I am grateful for Agape
and how it helped me in
becoming an independent
woman and mother.”
The Agape Resource & Assistance Center in East Plano, TX helps women, moms and their children facing situational homelessness. With the help of case workers and counselors, women and children typically stay with Agape from 6 months to a year, during which they gain the skills, strength and stability for self sufficiency.
While it’s hard to believe that homelessness exists in an affluent area like Plano and Collin County, there are women and children who fall on hard times. Homelessness in Plano looks like staying on a friend’s couch due to an eviction, living in one’s car, or staying in extended stay hotels.
The Agape location in East Plano was intentionally chosen to be close to childcare and public transportation. Agape uses restored houses and repurposed office space for homes for the homeless, giving new life to the area.
We heard “we never expected to be in this situation. I don’t want my kids to grow up like this”
To empower women with education , life skills & the confidence to become self-sustaining
Help children understand their future isn’t limited by what they’ve experienced in their past
Agape provides housing and transitional services to homeless single women, moms and their children that empower them to move from homelessness and crisis to fulfilling, self-sustaining lives.
The Homeless Situation
As of 2019
Over 80% of Agape women are victims of abuse & violence, some from human trafficking
~30% of Plano ISD children are on free/reduced lunch.
The number of Plano ISD children identified as homeless has increased nearly 5-fold since 2009.
There are about 300 shelter/ transitional housing beds that serve all of Collin County
How We Define Success
Agape’s program has a ~70% success rate (on average in 12 months) of empowering women-led families to gain education, economic stability and life skills that allow them to obtain self-sustaining jobs and stable homes. We measure on metrics like
Increased emotional stability
Attained vocational path with upward mobility
Improved work force skills